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    Very sad prayers here also

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    Praying for the families. Something we take for granted is just going out on a hunt.
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    What is eerie is that the buddy sent a text to someone that said something about if they don't hear from them again, its because they are going duck hunting during the goliath storm. Its like he had a premonition that they might not make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennishoddy View Post
    What is eerie is that the buddy sent a text to someone that said something about if they don't hear from them again, its because they are going duck hunting during the goliath storm. Its like he had a premonition that they might not make it.
    From what I saw on the local news (ADA) that message was send in rout to OK. I assume it was meant as a joke as the news report said friends had advised them not to go in the first place because of the storm.

    Dennis your the most experienced and knowledgeable on Kaw lake. Does it take much wind to get the water really choppy? Then again the size and type of boat would play a big factor into weather conditions.
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    Not being a native Okie, I still get freaked out just thinking of being in a smaller boat on MOST Oklahoma days. I drive by Lake Hefner nearly every day and often times it reminds me more of my deep sea fishing expeditions than any Lake I ever fished on. I like my lakes to look like a sheet of glass. No desire to see white caps while trying to fish from a bass boat. All that said, I can only imagine how bad the water would've been over the weekend if the winds up at Kaw were anything like they were in the Edmond area. Throw in the diminished visibility due to weather and time of day and it pretty much looks like a recipe for disaster.

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    I grew up fishing on my grandpa's 24' pontoon on Kaw Lake every summer starting around the time I could walk. My grandpa would never mess around with chop, if ever there were whitcaps on the lake, even in that big pontoon boat, we'd call it a day and head in. I remember one summer a few years back we took my friend's bass boat in the Coon Creek area to do some catfishing after a flood and I thought, "we're going to die out here". It wasn't even blowing that day, but we got out into the main channel and the water was churning like crazy. That lake has always scared me. It seems like there are fatalities every year out there.
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    A 10 mph wind will put some pretty good waves on the lake.
    Can't tell you how many pontoon and sail boats I've seen floating upside down after a front moves through.
    Don't know what size/style boat they were using, so can't really comment on that.
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    Been out all day. So far no sign.

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    At this point a hook drag is about all that going to be effective I'm afraid.
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    Its only 5-7' deep in the area where they suspect the boat capsized. even with my sidefinder sonar, one is only looking at a 5' max area. You could go by 6' away and not see anything.

    They are bringing in cadaver dogs tomorrow from Missouri, and its supposed to be dead calm, so the dogs probably have the best chance of finding him. If not, when the water temp warms up in the spring he will come up then if not snagged on something.

    When the two Dentists from Tulsa died duck hunting on the lake, it was spring time before the water got warm enough to float them.
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